4 suspended after police kicked burning bystander reinstated

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - Four Jersey City police officers suspended in the wake of an auto chase and fiery crash in which a video showed police kicking and dragging a bystander have had their jobs reinstated.

The officers will be on modified administrative duty and will not be on patrol, according to a Jersey City spokesperson.

She said that federal investigators have asked the department not to bring departmental charges against the men, including a lieutenant, pending a federal investigation.

The June 4 video showed Miguel Feliz exiting his car before being kicked by the officers. The officers had been chasing a different man whose car resembled one used in a shooting several days earlier.

Officials said earlier this month the officers violated several guidelines during the chase.

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